We thought that residents may
be interested in seeing a
selection of historic minutes as
these can be a good way to see
how life in Bourton has changed
over the years.
We’ve therefore included
minutes randomly selected
from our archives from past years.
These will be changed periodically so please keep an eye on this space if you’re interested in seeing what was happening in Bourton in days gone by.
The latest posted archived minutes are taken from 2 Council meetings held during the 1st World War. You'll note from these minutes that in 1916 a parcel of clothing was sent by Bourton residents for Australian and New Zealand troops wounded in battle. Also, in 1919 Bourton was offered a captured machine gun by the War Office Property Committee.
Minutes: 10th July 191610th November 191910th November 1919
In addition to these archives you can click here to view some more photos taken of Bourton in the past. If you have any photos of Bourton's past and would like to share them with us, then please contact the clerk.
Queen Victoria Jubilee Poem
We've unearthed a poem which was written in 1887 by one of Bourton's residents on the occasion of Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. The poem tells us not only what went on to celebrate such an event in those days, but also a little bit about what village life was like in those days. If you want to read the poem, please click on this link. __________________________________________________________________